The Eight of Wands

Hi all! I’m thrilled to be taking part in the very first International Tarot Day Blog Hop! I trust you enjoyed Debbie’s blog post on the Six of Wands.  Debbie Price, Cards and Cups:  www.cardsandcups.com.

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The next card is the Eight of Wands.  Enjoy!

The Eight of Wands is a card of movement.  Astrologically it represents the fast-moving planet Mercury in the expansive sign of Sagittarius. The picture on this card from the Rider-Waite-Smith deck shows eight wands flying through the air as if on their own- no specific origin or end point is visible. This describes the energy of the card: “what-the-what out of nowhere, where the heck are we going at such breakneck speed?”.

The card transitions from the delay-ridden conflicts of the Seven to the rest-and-ready stance of the Nine.

This card in a reading can mean that you are or will be VERY busy!  It can also indicate an influx of inspired ideas.  Motivation is high and projects are energized. Things move at a frenetic pace!  This could also be a good time to expand one’s knowledge through study or travel. It can also show scattered thoughts and energies from attempting to do too many things at once, so asking for help or collaborating with others to get it all done may be in order here.

I had a good laugh when I was assigned this card, because it so perfectly described my life at the moment (and things are still pretty busy)!  I’ve been Mom-ing the teen around, nurturing two careers (one of which is gong through a merger), taking and teaching classes, volunteering, attending Toastmasters and attempting to keep myself fit, among various and sundry other things that life presents us with. And yes, balls do get dropped, but then I learn and move on.  Phew!  Getting to be time for a break…

In conclusion, the Eight of Wands is not for the faint! It *can* be its own reward, though, as the lessons learned are invaluable.  We’ve got this!

I hope you all have been enjoying this very first International Tarot Day blog hop! Please visit Ronda Snow’s Tarotbytes for the next card in the sequence – the Nine of Wands. Thank you for reading!

Nine of Wands: Ronda Snow, Tarotbytes: Next“>www.modernoracletarot.com

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